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Syllabus applicable fo r students seeking admission to .the

M. A. Course in English in the academic year 2009-10

The M.A. English syllabus comprises 16 courses to be taught over 4 semesters and two
Semester 1 Courses 0101 - 0104
Semester 2 Courses 0201 - 0204
Semester 3 Courses 0301 - 0304
Semester 4 Courses 0401 - 0404

Courses 0104,0203, 0304 and 0403 offer options. Students will be required to opt for one
of the two or three optional papers listed under each of these courses. However, the
Department of Eng lish reserves the right to withdraw an optional paper at the beginning
of the concerned semester.
Note: Over and above the courses taught at the department, students will be
required to opt courses, one each during the 2nd and 4th semesters, outside the
department acrc^ faculties depending on the availability of seats and the eligibility
criteria set down by the concerned department. However, in case interdisciplinary
courses are no£ a vailable, the number of electives to be chosen for paper 0203 and
04i>3 respectively will be two.


Students will be evaluated on the basis of a examination at the end of each
semester and internal assessment for each course during the semester. Each paper will be
of three hours’ d. ,ation, and the maximum marks for each paper will be 70. The internal
assessment for each course will be for 30 marks, out of which 25 marks will be for
assignments given by the Department and 5 marks ibr tutorials in the respective colleges.

Note: The Department may change the edition and the translations prescribed
defending upiiii their availability, and in the light of new publications.
Bibliographical entails and page numbers hav;; been given for ready reference.
However, other i ^ndard editions of the same teii^ and translations may be used.

Semester 1
Paper Eng 0101 English Poetry from Chaucer to Mliion
Paper Eng 0102 Eighteenth Century English Literature
Paper Eng 0103 Literary Criticism 1
Paper Eng 0104 Optional Paper (One of the following):
Paper Eng 0104 (i) Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Drama
Paper Eng 0104 (ii) European Comedy

Semes: 2
Paper E. 0201 Shakespeare
Paper Ejsj 0202 Language and Linguistics
Paper Enu 0203 Optional Paper (One of the following):*
Paper Eng 0203 (i) Literature and Gender
Paper Eng 0203 (ii) New Literatures in English
Paper Eng 0203 (iii) Romantic Poetry
Paper E r 0204 A course in another ciscipline. #

Semester 3
Paper Env 0301 Nineteenth Century Novel
Paper Ena 0302 Twentieth Century Poetry and Drama
Paper Eng 0303 Indian Literature 1
Paper E i ^ 0304 Optional Paper (One of the following):
Paper Eng 0304 (i) American Literature
Paper Eng 0304 (ii) Literature and the Visual Arts in Europe

Sem es:, 4
Paper En* 0401 Twentieth Century Novel
Paper Eng 0402 Literary Criticism 2
Paper 0403 Optional Paper (One :.f the following): *
Paper Eng 0403(i) Ancient Greek and Latin Literature
Paper Eng 0403(ii) Indian Literature 2
Paper Eng 0403(iii) The Novel in India
Paper Eng 0404 A course in another discipline. #
* In case interdisciplinary courses are not available, the number of electives to be chosen
for paper G203 and 0403 respectively will be two.
# Student will be notified the departments where interdisciplinary courses are being

Question \o . 1 will be compulsory. 1; will be designed to test the studenrs close

knowledge of the prescribed texts/topics.
In addition to Question No. 1 students will be expected to answer 3 more questions
requiring cssay-type answers.
Question : ipers will be so designed as to ensure that all the prescribed icxts/topics are

Other Details:


SEME STER TO SEMESTER: Within the same Part, the candidate will be promoted
from a Semester to the next Semester (Semester 1 io Semester 2 and Semester 3 to
Semester 4), provided the candidate has passed at least two of the papers of the current
semester by securing at least 40% marks in each paper.

Note. A candidate who does not appear in a paper will be allowed ON LY ONE more
attempt to pass the paper. No further attempts for improvement will be allowed. A
candidate will not be allowed to reappear even if he/she is absent.

PAR , I TO PART II: Admission to Part II of the program shall be open to only those
students who have fulfilled the following criteria:

1. have scored at least 45% marks in the practical papers of both Semester 1 and 2
laken together,
2. have passed at least four of the papers o "; rred in courses of Part I comprising
Semester 1 and Semester 2 by securing at least 40% marks in each of these four
papers and
3. have secured at leasi 45% in aggregate of all theory papers of Part I.

Note: Hie candidate, however, has to clear the remaining papers either while enrolled in
Part i: of the program as a regular student or as an ex-student (after two years but within
a sptL_; period of a total of four years).
Only TWO attempts in total will be allowed to then candidate to clear any particular paper.
The candidates will be allowed to reappear for &particular paper in its respective
semibier only.


A Citr didate will be awarded M.A. degree at the end of Semester 4 provided he/she has
pasit :; all the papers of Part I (Semester I arid 2) and Part II (Sen .ester 3 and 4) by
sec.„tr. j at least 40% marks in each paper and Ma also obtained at least 45% in aggregate
of Par: 1 and Part II.


1, A candidate can avail a maximum of T WO attempts to pass and improve in a

given paper within a period of 4 years of his/her admission to the M.A. course.
2. A candidate appearing in a paper for improvement after completion of Part II of
the program will be considered as an ex-st jdent.
2- Candidates will be allowed to reappr :.r at the examination according to the
scheme of examination (in the concern. .1 semester) and the syllabus prescribed
tor the year in which che examination La c urrently held.
4. The marks obtained by the candidate in the last attempt will be considered as the
final result.


Successful candidates will be classified on the basis of the combined results of Part I and
Part II examinations as follows:

Candidates securing 60% and above 1st Division

Candidates securing between 50% and above
and less than 60% End Division
. All others
Hlrd Division


No student shall be admitted as candidate for the examination for any of the
Parts/Semesters after the lapse of four years from the date of admission to the Part 1/
Semester 1 o f the M.A. program.


Each .Course will consist of the following credit structure:

4 Theory periods = 4 credits
Each'semester shall have 4 courses; each course shall have 4 periods.
Total periods per week will be 16 for a student
Total credits semester shall be 16.
Over 4 semesters, the total credits shall be 64.

Semester I
Eng 0101
English Literature from Chaucer to Milton

1, Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales: ‘The General Prologue’, ‘The

Miller’s Prologue and Tale’, ‘The Pardoner’s Prologue and
Tale’, ‘The Nun’s Priest’s Tale’.

2. Edmund Spenser ‘April Eclogue’ in The Shepheardes Calender, ‘Letter to

Raleigh’, The Faerie Queene: Books III, V (Cantos 5, 6,
and 7), and Book VI.

Baidassare Castiglione From The Courtier, tr, George Bull (Harmondsworfh:

Penguin, 1967): ‘Nobility of Birth’ (pp.54-55), ‘Acquiring
Grace’, ‘Avoiding Affectation’ (pp. 65-68); ‘Friends and
Flatterers’ (pp. 90-92); ‘Playing a Part’ (pp. 119-20);
‘Favours and Honours’, ‘Arrogance at Court’, ‘When to
Obey’ (pp. 125-33); ‘The Prince’ (pp. 284-87); ‘Invocation
of Love’, ‘Proofs of Love’ (pp. 333-35).

3. William Shakespeare Sonnets 18,29, 73, 94,110, 116, 129, 130,138.

Joiui Donne ‘Satyre: Of Religion’, ‘The Ecstasie’, ‘The Relique’, ‘Good

Friday 1613. Riding Westward’.

Andrew Marvell ‘To His Coy Mistress’, ‘The Garden’, ‘Bermudas’.

4. John Milton Paradise L o st: Books 1, 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 , 9 , 10, 11, and 12.

Martin Luther Sections III, IV, V, IX, from On the Bondage o f the Will,
in Martin Luther: Selections From His Writings, tr. Packer
and Johnston, ed. John Dillenberger (Anchor, 1961), pp.
Eng 0102
Eighteenth Century English Literature

1. JohnDryden Absalom and Achitophel, I

Anthony Ashley Cooper,
Third Earl of Shaftesbury ‘An Inquiry Concerning Virtue or Merit’, in Characteristics v
Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, ed, J. M. Robertson (Gloucester
Mass.: Peter Smith, 1963), vol. 1, pp. 237-64.

2. Jonathan Swift A Tale o f a Tub

3. Alexander Pope From Moral Essays: Epistle II. ‘To a Lady: Of the
Characters of Women’; Epistle IV. ‘Of the Use of Riches:
To Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington’,
‘Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot’.
Bernard Mandeville ‘An Enquiry into the Origin of Moral Virtue’ [including
the Introduction], in The Fable o f the Bees, ed. F. B. Kaye
(Oxford: Clarendon, 1957), vol. 1, pp. 39-57.

4. Henry Fielding Tom Jones

Eng 0103
Literary Criticism 1

1. Plato The Republic, Book X, tr. Benjamin Jowett (New York:

Random House, 1957).

Aristotle The Poetics, tr. Ingram Bywater (New Delhi: Oxford

University Press.)

2. Philip Sidney An Apology fo r Poetry

Samuel Johnson Preface to Shakespeare

3. William Wordsworth Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Biographia Literaria, Chapters IV, XIII, and XIV.

4. Percy Bysshe Shelley A Defence o f Poetry

Matthew Arnold ‘The Function of Criticism at the Present Time’;

‘Barbarians, Philistines, Populace’, in Culture and

Paper Eng 0104 (i)

Optional Course {One o f the following)

4 (a) Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Dram.

Ben Jonson The Alchemist

Robert Burton From The Anatomy o f Melancholy, ed. with an introduction

by Holbrook Jackson (London: J. M. Dent, Everyman’s
Library, 1972): Extract from ‘Democnrus Junior to the
Reader’ (pp. 15-22); Partition III, Secaon 3: Member I,
Subsection 2: ‘Causes of Jealousy’; Member II: ‘Symptoms
of Jealousy’; and Member III: ‘Prognostics of Jealousy’
(pp. 264-88).

Thomas Middleton
and William Rowley The Changeling

George Etherege The Man o f Mode

Thomas Hobbes From Leviathan, eds. Richard Fla&man. and David

Johnston (New York: Norton, 1997): ‘Of the difference of
manners’ (pp. 55-60); ‘O f the natural conation of mankind,
as concerning their felicity and misery’ , ‘O f the first and
second natural laws and of contracts’, ‘Of other laws of
nature’ (pp.68-88); ‘Of the causes, generation, and
definition of a commonwealth’ (pp. 93-56).

John Gay The Beggar’s Opera

Eng 0104 (ii)

European Comedy

Fran<?ois Rabelais Gargantua, in The Histories o f Gargantm and Pantagruel,

tr. J.M. Cohen (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1955), pp. 37-

Desiderius Erasmus From Praise o f Folly, tr. Betty Radice (Harmondsworth:

Penguin, 1971), pp. 63-95.
Miguel Cervantes Don Quijote, tr. Burton Raffel (New York: Norton, 1999).
vol. I.
Moliere The Misanthrope, tr. John Wood (Harmondsworth,
Penguin, 1971).

4. Nikolai Gogol Dead Souls, tr, David Magarshack (Harmondsworth:

Penguin, 1961).
Sigmund Freud ‘Jokes and the Species of the Comic’: Section 1; Section 3;
Section 7, in Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious,
tr. James Stratchey (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991), pp.
239-59, 270-80,293-301.

Semester II
Eng 0201

1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2. Hamlet

Niccolo Machiavelli From The Prince, tr. and ed.Robert M. Adams (N.Y.: Norton,
1977) Chapters 6 ,7 ,1 5 ,1 6 ,1 7 ,1 8 ,2 1 ,2 2 ,2 3 and 25.

3. King Lear, ed. R. A. Foakes, The Arden Shakespeare, Third Series, 1997.

Michel de Montaigne ‘On Repenting’, in Michel de Montaigne: The Complete

Essays, tr. and ed. with an introduction and notes by M.A.
Screech (Penguin Books, 1889; rpt. 1991).
4. The Tempest

Richard Hakluyt From Voyages and Discoveries, ed. Jack Beeching

(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982): ‘The Famous Voyage of
Sir Francis Drake into the South Sea, 1577’ (pp. 171-88);
‘The Voyage of Mr. Ralph Fitch to E. India, 1583-1591’
(pp. 252-60).

Eng 020?
Language and Linguistics

The main objective of this course is to introduce the student to the basic tools essential
for a systematic study of language. While the course will include, under various topics,
an illustrative discussion of the specific features of English language, the multilingual
context of the classroom will also be kept in mind.
Unit 1
Language: language and communication; properties of human language; language
varieties: standard and non-standard language, dialect, register, slang, pidgin, Creole;
varieties o f English; language change

Mesthrie, Rajend and Rakesh M Bhatt. 2008. World Englishes: The study o f new
linguistic varieties. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chapter 1: The spread of English
Pinker, Steven. 1994 The language instinct. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Chapter 1: An instinct to acquire an art
Chapter 2: Chatterboxes
Chapter 3: Mentalese
Unit 2
Structuralism: Ferdinand de Saussure; synchronic and diachronic approaches; langue and
parole; si^n, signifier, signified and semiology; syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations
de Saussu_s, Ferdinand. 1966. Course in general linguistics. New York: McGraw Hill
introduction: Chapter 3
Part I: Chapters 1 & 2
Part II; Synchronic linguistics
Part Li: Diachronic linguistics

U n it 3

Phonology and Morphology: phoneme, classification of English speech sounds,

supiiiseg.r.ental features, syllable; morpheme, word, word classes, inflection, derivation,
compounding, English morphology
Akmajian, A., R. A. Demers and R, M. Hamish, Linguistics: An Introduction to
Language and Communication, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1984; Indian
edition, Prentice Hall, 1991).
Chapters 3 & 4
Fronikin. Victoria ed. 2000. Linguistics: An introduction to linguistic theory. Malden,
MA: Blackwell.
Chapters 2,11 & 12
Fro; J o e , ■/., and R. Rodman, An Introduction to Language, 2nd ed. (New York: Holt,
Rinehart vid Winston, 1974).
CLa j^rs 3, 6 & 7
Unit 4

SynuT; and semantics: categories and constituents, predicates and argument structure,
then les, case; phrase structure; lexical meaning relations; implicature, entailment
and iv- i opposition; maxims of conversation, speech act

Akix h: :.r;. A., R. A. Demers and R, M. Hamish, Linguistics: An Introduction to

Lan^ . and Communication, 2ad ed. (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1984; Indian
edith ■; ■ entice Hall, 1991).
(. ipters 5 & 6

Chie : h Gennaro and Sally McConnell-Ginet. 2000. Meaning and grammar: An

intr,, .i jn to semantics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Chapter 1: The empirical domain of semantics

Chomsky, Noam. 1965. Aspects o f the theory o f syntax. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT
Chapter 1: Methodological preliminaries
Fromkin, Victoria ed. 2000. Linguistics: An introduction to linguistic theory. Malden,
MA: Blackwell.
Chapters 4 & 5
Fromkin, V., and R. Rodman, An Iniroduction to Language, 2nd ed. (New York: Holt,
Rinehart and Winston, 1974),
Chapters 4 & 5

Eng 0203 (i)

Option;;! Course (One o f the following)

itcr:;ture and Gender

1. Oscar Wilde Tm Picture o f Dorian Gray

HD (i) Seii Rose’, ‘Sea Violet’, ‘Wine Bowl’ in The Norton

AtSnoiogy o f Poetry, third ed. (New York: Norton, 1985).
(ii) ‘Oread’, ‘Sea Poppies’, ‘Eurydice’, ‘Fragment 36’,
‘Helen’, in The Norton Anthlogy o f Literature by Women:
The Tradition in English, eds. Sandra Gilbert and Susan
Gubar (New York: Norton, 1985).

2. Virginia Woolf Orlando

Sigmund Freud ‘Dora5., in Case Histories I, Pelican Freud Library, vol. 8

(Htjirioiidsworth: Penguin, 1977).

Judith Butler ‘Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire’, in Gender Trouble:

Fe-Ysini.m and the Subversion o f Identity (London:
Roudedge, 1990), pp. 1-34.

3. Kate Chopin T,-i; Aw akening

Audre Lorde Zctni

4, Rabindranath Tagore ‘The Wife’s Letter’, tr. Supriya Chaudhuri, in

RCihhiikanath Tagore: Selected Short Stories, ed. Sukanta
Chuucivuri (New Delhi: Oxford, 2000), pp. 205-18.

Attia Hosain Suniign!; on a Broken Column


Imtiaz Dharker (i) ‘Purdah I’, ‘Minority’, Battle Line’, in Nine Indian
Women Poets, ed. Eunice de Souza (New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 1997),
(ii) ‘Honour Killing’, ‘Stitched’, ‘Tongue’, ‘Front Door’,
‘At the Lahore Karhai’, ‘Hanging Gardens’, ‘They’ll Say,
“She Must Be From Another Country’” , ‘The Umbrella’,
‘Knees’, ‘All of Us’, ‘Being Go<?d in Glasgow’, ‘Canvas’,
‘Compromising Positions’, ‘Exorcism’, in I Speak fo r the
Devil (Penguin India, 2003).

Eng 0203 (ii)

New Literatures in English

1. J. M. Coetzee Disgrace

Meaghan Morris ‘On the Beach’, in Too Soon, Too Late: History in Popular
Culture (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988), pp.

2. Maria Campbell Halfbreed

Michael Ondaatje ‘The Cinnamon Peeler’, ‘The Time Around Scars’, ‘Letters
and Other Worlds’, ‘Billboards’, in The Cinnamon Peeler:
Selected Poems (London: Picador, 1989).

Margaret Atwood ‘Nature as Monster’, in Survival (Concord, Ont.: Anansi,

1972, rpt. 1991), pp. 45-67.

3. David Malouf An Imaginary Life

Henri Lawson ‘The Drover’s Wife’, in The Arnold Anthology o f Post-Colonial

Literatures in English, ed. John Thieme (London: Arnold, 2000).
pp. 162-67.

Barbara Jefferis ‘The Drover’s Wife’, Ibid., pp. 265-72.

4. V. S. Naipaul A House fo r Mr Biswas

C. L. R. James ‘Beyond a Boundary’, in The Arnold Anthology o f Post-

Colonial Literatures in English, op. cit.

Eng 0203 (iii)

Romantic Poetry

1. William Blake The Marriage o f Heaven and Hell

Edmund Burke From A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin o f our Ideas
o f the Sublime and the Beautiful, ed. James T. Boulton
(Oxford: Blackwell, 1987), Part 1, Section VII, Section
XVIII; Part 2, Sections I- VIII; Part 3, Section XXVII (pp.
39-40, 51-52, 57-74, 124-25).

2. William Wordsworth The Prelude (1850), Books I, VI, IX, XII, and XIV

J. S. Mill ‘What is Poetry’ (1859) in The Collected Works o f John

Stuart Mill, ed. John M. Robson and Jack Stillinger
(Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1981), Vol. I:
Autobiography and Literary Essays.

3. Lord Byron Don Juan, Cantos I and II

Percy Bysshe Shelley Prometheus Unbound

4. John Keats Hyperion and The Fall o f Hyperion

Eng 0204
A course in another discipline

Semester III

E ng 0301
Nineteenth Century Novel

1. George Eliot Middlemarch

Harriet Taylor ‘The Enfranchisement of Women’*in John Taylor Mill and

Harriet Taylor Mill, Essays on Sex Inequality, ed. Alice
Rossi (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1970).

2, Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina, tr, Rosemary Edmonds

(Harmondsworth: Penguin).
3, Stendhal Red and Black, tr. and ed. Robert M, Adams

Karl Marx ‘The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof,

in The Marx-Engels Reader, ed. Robert C. Tucker (New
York: Norton, 1978), pp. 319-29.

4. Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn

Eng 0302
Twentieth Century Poetry and Drama

1. W .B. Yeats ‘Adam’s Curse’, ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’, ‘Easter

1916’, ‘A Dialogue of Self and Soul’, ‘Byzantium’, ‘Lapis
Lazuli’, ‘The Circus Animals’ Desertion’.

W. H. Auden ‘Lullaby’, ‘Musee des Beaux Arts’, ‘In Memory of W, B.

Yeats’, ‘September 1 1939’.

Theodor Adorno ‘Lyric Poetry and Society’, Telos, no. 20 (Summer 1974),
pp. 56-70.

2. T. S. Eliot The Waste Land

Jtlrgen Habermas ‘Modernity: An Unfinished Project’, in Habermas and the

Unfinished Project o f Modernity: Critical Essays on 'The
Philosophical Discourse o f Modernity ’, eds, Maurizio
Passerin d’Entreves and Seyla Benhabib (Cambridge:
Polity Press, 1996), pp. 38-55.

3. Ezra Pound ‘Hugh Selwyn Mauberley’

Elizabeth Bishop The Map’, ‘The Monument’, ‘Arrival at Santos’, ‘Brazil,

Jan 1, 1502’, ‘Questions of Travel’, ‘Squatter’s Children’,
‘Crusoe in England’.

4. Luigi Pirandello Henry IV, tr, Julian Mitchell (London; Eyre Methuen,

Bertolt Brecht Life o f Galileo, in Collected Ploys, vol. 5, ed. and tr, John
Willett (London: Methuen, 1999).

Eng 0303
Indian Literature 1

1, Bhasa ‘Svapna-vasavadattam or, The Vision of Vasavadatta’,

Thirteen Plays o f Bhasa, tr. A.C. Woolner and Lakshman
Swarup (Delhi: Motilal Banarasidas, 1985), pp. 37-70.

Anandavardhana ‘The First Flash’, in the Dhvanyalok o f Amndavardham,

ed. and tr. K. Krishnamoorthy (Delhi: Motilal Banarasidas,
1974), pp. 2-37.

William Jones ‘On the Poetry of the Eastern Nations’, in The Works o f Sir
William Jones (Delhi: Agam Prakashan, 1979), vol. 10.

2, lianko Atikal The Cilappatikaram ofUanko Atikal; An Epic o f South

India, tr. R. Parthasarthy (New York: Columbia University
Press, 1993),
3, Lai Ded ‘I will weep and weep for you, my Soul’, ‘By the highway
I came’, ‘My Guru gave me but one precept’, ‘When can I
break the bonds of shame?’, ‘Who can stop the eaves’ drip
during the frost?’, ‘Thou art the earth, Thou art the sky’,
‘On nothing else I built my hopes’, ‘He who is the eternal
“Anahata”’, ‘Hoping to bloom like a cotton flower’; ‘I,
Lalla, entered by the garden-gate’, in Lai Ded, tr. and ed.
Jaylal Kaul (New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1973), pp. 91,
92,97,103,109, 111, 119,123,128,131.

Mira ‘I’m colored with the color of dusk’, ‘Life without Hari is
no life’, ‘Today your friend is coming’, ‘I saw the dark
clouds burst’, ‘Hey love bird, crying cuckoo’, Murli sounds
on the banks of the Jumna’, ‘The Bil woman tasted them,
plum after plum’, ‘Sister, I had a dream that I wed’, ‘I have

talked to you’, ‘Go to where my loved one lives’, ‘Oh, the

yogi’, ‘Let us go to a realm beyond going’, in Songs o f the
Saints o f India, tr, J,S, Hawley and Mark Juergensmeyer
(New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 134-140.

4. Kabir Poems: ‘Go naked if you want’, ‘Hey Qazi, what’s the
book you’re preaching from?’, ‘Kabir is done with
Stretching thread and weaving’, ‘Tell me, Ram: what will
happen to me?’ ‘If cast was what the Creator had in mind?,
‘Why be so proud of this useless, used-up body?, ‘Hey
brother, why do you want me to talk?’, ‘That master
weaver, whose skills ‘That thief has gone on thieving’,
‘Pundit, so well-read, go ask God’.
Epigrams: ‘So I’m bom a weaver’, ‘The true master’,
‘Kabir: Even worthless bushes’, ‘Your chance of human
birth’, ‘The lean doe’, ‘Scorched by the forest fire’, ‘They
bum’, ‘Kabir: My mind was soothed’, ‘The sense o f
separation’, ‘God is the jewel’, ‘I’m dead’, ‘Kabir: The hut
was made of sticks’, ‘The pundits have taken’, ‘Kabir: The
instrument is still’, in Songs o f the Saints ofIndia, pp. 50-

Ghalib Letters and Poems:

(i) Letters 14, 33, 53, 55, 59,64, 76,155, in Urdu Letters o f
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, translated and annotated by
Daud Rahbar (Albany: Suny Press, 1987; Sahitya
Akademi), pp. 26-28, 58, 86-89, 93-97,102-104,111-114,
(ii) ‘Charagh-i-Dair’ (Temple Lamps), from ‘Poems from
Persian’, in Ghalib and his Poetry, by Sardar Jafri and
Qurratulain Hyder (Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1970), pp.

Eng 0304
Optional Course {One o f the following)

Paper Eng 0304 (i)

American Literature

1. Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter

Ralph W, Emerson ‘The American Scholar’, in The Complete Essays and

Other Writings o f Ralph Waldo Emerson (New York:
Random House, 1940), pp. 45-66.

2. Herman Melville Moby Dick

3. Walt Whitman Song o f M yself [1*5,6,10,11,14,16,24,52]

Langston Hughes ‘Madam’s Calling Cards’, ‘Madam and the Census Man’,
‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’, ‘Theme for English B’,
‘Harlem’, in Selected Poems (New York: Random House,

Denise Levertov ‘Overheard Over S. E. Asia’, ‘In Thai Binh (Peace)

Province’, ‘Ache of Marriage’, ‘The Goddess’, in The
Norton, Anthology o f Literature by Women: The Tradition
in English, eds. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar (New
York: Norton, 1985).

4. Edward Albee Who’s Afraid o f Virginia Woolf?

Frederick Douglass A Narrative o f the Life o f Frederick Douglass, Chapters 1-7

(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982), pp. 47-87.

Hector St John ‘What is an American?’ (Letter III), in

de Crevecouer Letters from an American Farmer (Harmondsworth:
Penguin), pp. 66-105.

Eng 0304 (ii)

Literature and the Visual Arts in Europe

1. Introduction
1. Learning to view; periods, movements, and the language of art.
2. Problems of representation: reading and seeing.
3. Problems of gender.
4. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits o f
Painting and Poetry, tr. Edward Allen McCormick (New York:
Library of Liberal Arts), ch. 16-18.
2. The body and the self
1. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velasquez,
Rembrandt, Vermeer.
2. a) Pico della Mirandola, Oration on the Dignity of Man.

b) Petrarch, Rimes 19, 21,49, 57, 82, 98,124,134,140,169,173,

189,190,224,258, 269, from The Canzoniere and Other Works,
tr. and ed. Mark Musa (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).
c) Thomas Wyatt: The poems in Course 1: ‘Whoso list to hunt’, ‘My
galley charged with forgetfulness’, Farewell, Love’, ‘They flee
from me’.

d) Shakespeare: The Sonnets in Course 1: Sonnets 18, 29,73,94,

110, 116,129, 130,138; and Hamlet.
e) John Donne: The poems in Course 1: ‘Satyre: O f Religion’, The
Ecstasie’, ‘The Relique’, ‘Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward’;
and ‘The Sun Rising’, ‘The Canonization’; ‘The Good Morrow’.
3. Leon Battista Alberti, On Painting, tr, John R. Spencer (London:
Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1956).

3. Nature and Landscape

1. Claude Lorraine, John Constable, Jean-Baptiste Corot, J.M. W. Turner.
b) James Thompson: The Seasons.
c) William Wordsworth: The Prelude (1850), Books I, VI, and VIII;
‘Tintem Abbey’; Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802).
d) Percy Bysshe Shelley: Prometheus Unbound, ‘Mont BlanC’.
e) John Keats: Hyperion; ‘To Autumn’.

3. John Ruskin, ‘Of the Novelty of Landscape’, in Modem Painters

(New York: Classic Books, 2001).

4. The City and the Home

1. Gainsborough, Canaletto, Hogarth
2. a) Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
b) Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Note: A list df recommended readings will be announced at the
beginning of the semester.

Semester IV
E ng 0401
Twentieth Century Novel

1. Joseph Conrad Nostromo

V. I. Lenin Chapters III, IV, and V, from Imperialism, the Highest

Form o f Capitalism, (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1978).
2. Franz Kafka The Trial, tr. Willa and Edwin Muir
(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1953).

Sigmund Freud Sections VII and VIII, from Civilization and its
Discontents, in Freud, Civilization, Society and Religion, tr.
Joan Riviere, Penguin Freud Library, vol. 12
(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991), pp. 315-340.

3. James Joyce A Portrait o f the Artist as a Young Man


Fredric Jameson ‘Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late

Capitalism’, in Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic o f
Late Capitalism (London: Verso, 1991).

4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years o f Solitude, tr. Gregory Rabassa
(London: Harper and Row, 1970).

E ng 0402
Literary Criticism 2

1. I. A. Richards ‘Metaphor’ and ‘The Command of Metaphor’,

Lectures V and VI, in The Philosophy o f Rhetoric
(NewYork: Oxford University Press, 1965), pp. 87-138.

W. K. Wimsatt and ‘The Intentional Fallacy’, in W. K. Wimsatt, The Verbal

Munroe Beardsley Icon: Studies in the Meaning o f Poetry (Lexington:
University o f Kentucky Press, 1954), pp. 3-20.

2. Walter Benjamin ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical

Reproduction’, tr. Harry Zohn, in Illuminations, ed. Hannah
Arendt (London: Fontana, 1973), pp. 219-53.

Mikhail Bakhtin ‘Epic and Novel’, trs. Caryl Emerson and Michael
Holquist, in M. M. Bakhtin, The Dialogic Imagination, ed,
Michael Holquist (Austin, Texas: University of Texas
Press, 1981), pp. 3-40.

3. Jacques Derrida ‘. .. That Dangerous Supplement. . . ’,

O f Grammatology, tj\ Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976),
pp. 141-64.

Michel Foucault ‘What is an Author?’ tr. Josue V. Harari, in The Essential

Works o f Foucault 1954-84, vol. 2: Aesthetics, Method and
Epistemology, ed. James D. Faubion (London: Penguin
Books, 2000), pp. 205-22.

4. Raymond Williams ‘Hegemony’; ‘Traditions, Institutions, Formations’; and

‘Dominant, Residual, Emergent’, in Marxism and
Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977, rpt.
1978), pp. 108-27.

Julia Kristeva ‘Women’s Time’, tr. Alice Jardine and Harry Blake, in

The Kristeva Reader, ed. Toril Moi (Oxford: Blackwell,

1986), pp.188-213.

Homi K. Bhabha ‘How Newness Enters the World: Postmodern space,

postcolonial times and the trials of cultural translation’, in
The Location o f Culture (London: Routledge, 1994), pp.
' 212-35.

Eng 0403
Optional Course (One o f the following)

Eng 0403(i)
Greek and Latin Literature

1. Aeschylus The Oresteia, ed. Robert F&gles, Introduction, Robert

Fagles and W. B. Stanford (Harmondsworth: Penguin,

Thucydides From A History o f the Peloponnesian War, tr. Rex Warner

with an Introduction and Notes by M.I. Finley (Penguin
Books, rev. ed. 1972): Book I: ‘Introduction’ (pages 35-
49); ‘The Debate at Sparta and the Declaration of
War’(pages 72-87); Book II: ‘Pericles’ Funeral Oration’
(pages 143-151).
2. Sappho Fragments 1,31,40,65,96. From, Sappho: A New
Translation. Trans. Mary Barnard (University of California
Press: Berkeley, 1999).

Ovid ‘Apollo and Daphne’, ‘Echo and Narcissus’, ‘Orpheus and

Euridyce’, in the Metamorphoses, tr. Mary M. Innes
(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1965), pp. 41-44, 83-87,225-
3. Virgil The Aeneid, tr. Robert Fitzgerald (New York: Vintage,

4. Horace (1) From Horace: The Complete Odes and Epodes with the
‘Centennial Hymn’, tr., with notes, by W.G. Shepherd,
with an introduction by Betty Radice (Penguin Books,
1983): Book 1: Odes 9, 11,25; Book 2: Ode 14; Book 3:
Ode 30.
(2) From Horace: Satires and Epistles; Persius: Satires, tr.
Niall Rudd (Penguin Books, 1997): Horace. Book I,
Satire 9.

Juvenal From Juvenal: Sixteen Satires, tr., with an Introduction and

Notes by Peter Green (Penguin Books, rev. ed. 1998) Satire

Marcus Aurelius From Meditations, tr. , Gregory Hays (London:

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003): Book 5; Book 7; Book 9.

Eng 0403(H)
Indian Literature 2

1. RajaRao Kanthapura

T. B. Macaulay ‘Minute on Education’, in Lord Macaulay’s Legislative

Minutes, ed- C. D. Dharkar (London, 1946).

2. Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children

3. Lakshmibai Tilak I Follow After: An Autobiography, tr. E. Josephine Inkster

(New Delhi: Oxford, 1998).

Subramania Bharati (i) ‘Vande Mataram’, tr. K. Swaminathan (pp. 19-20);

(ii) ‘Freedom’, tr. C. Rajagopalachari (pp. 44-5);
(iii) ‘The Kutnmi of Women’s Freedom’, tr. Subramania
Bharati (pp. 48-9);
(iv) ‘The Present Condition of Our People’, tr. K.
Swaminathan (pp. 50-52). In Subramania Bharati: Chosen
Poems and Prose, gen. ed. K. Swaminathan (New Delhi:
All India Subramania Bharati Centenary Celebrations
Committee, 1984).

Tarabai Shinde From Stree-purushatulana, tr. Rosalind O’Hanlon, in

Rosalind O’Hanlon, A Comparison Between Women and
Men: Tarabai Shinde and the Critique o f Gender Relations
in Colonial India (Madras: Oxford University Press, 1994),
pp.75-7; 99-111; 114-18; 122-4.

4. ArunKolatkar ‘Woman’, ‘Irani Restaurant Bombay’, ‘Biograph’, ‘Jejuri’,

in The Oxford Anthology o f Twelve Modern Indian Poets,
ed. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 1992).
Desmond L.

Kharmaphlang ‘The Conquest’, ‘Letter from Pahanbir’, ‘And Some

Bangles’, ‘The September Song’, in Khasia in Gwalia, ed.
Nigel Jenkins (Swansea: Alan Banks, 1991),

Namdeo Dhasal (i) ‘Mandakini Patil: A Young Prostitute: The Collage I

Intend’, tr. Dilip Chitre, in Poetry Festival India, ed.
Shrikant Verma (New Delhi: ICCR, 1985), pp. 122-25;
(ii) ‘From Tiihi Yatta Kanchi: Fever’, tr. Dilip Chitre, Ibid.,
p. 126;
(iii) ‘A Notebook of Poems’, tr. Santosh Bhoomkar, in A
Tree o f Tongues, ed. E. V. Ramakrishnan (Shimla: Indian
Institute of Advanced Study, 1999);
(iv) ‘Autobiography’, tr. Santosh Bhoomkar, Ibid.

B. R. Ambedkar ‘Dr. Ambedkar’s Speech at Mahad’, in Poisoned Bread, ed.

Aijun Dangle (Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 1992, rpt.
1994), pp. 223-33.

Eng 0403(iii)
The Novel in India

1. Bankimchandra Chatteqi Krishnakant’s Will (1876), tr. S.N. Mukheijee, in The

Poison Tree: Three Novellas (New Delhi: Penguin, 1996),
pp. 173-300.

M irza Mohammad
Hadi Ruswa Umrao Jaan Ada (1899), tr. David M atthews (New
Delhi: Rupa, 1996).

2. Premchand The Gift o f a Cow (1936), tr. Gordon Roadarmel.

Premchand ‘The Aim of Literature’, Presidential Speech given at the

First Progressive Writers’ Conference, Lucknow, 9 April
1936, tr. Francesca Orsini, in The Oxford India Premchand
(New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2004). (Appendix).

3. Shrilal Shukla Raag Darbari (1968), tr. Gillian Wright (New Delhi:

4. UR Ananta Murthy Samskara: A Rite fo r a Dead Man, tr A.K. Ramanujan New

Delhi: Oxford University Press.
0 . Chandumenon Prefaces to Indulekha (1888), tr. Anitha Devasia (New
Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 237-47.

V. K. Rajwade ‘The Novel’ (1902), tr. Shanta Gokhale, in The Journal o f

Art and Ideas, no. 8 ( July-September 1984), pp. 77-88.

Eng 0404
A Course in Another Discipline

Students will be notified the departments where interdisciplinary courses are being